General profile: Lebanon

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2021
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
5.593 Millions
1 507.500 LBP/US$
-
Land area
Land area¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(q) 10 230 km²
154.76 %
-15.14 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+12.4 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2021
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Merchandise exports
2 337
5 021
3 982
4 590
Merchandise imports
9 633
18 460
18 965
13 857
Merchandise trade balance
-7 296
-13 439
-14 984
-9 267
Export structure by product group in 2021
(as % of total exports)
29 %29 %45 %45 %8 %8 %18 %18 %
Top 5 partners in 2021
(exports, millions of US$)
860577261195184860577261195184
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Services exports
10 864
16 040
15 910
-
Services imports
7 890
(e) 13 179
(e) 13 693
-
Services trade balance
2 974
(e) 2 861
(e) 2 217
-
Services exports by main category²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Transport
4.0
4.1
9.1
-
Travel
50.9
49.0
43.1
-
Other services
45.0
46.1
47.3
-
TRADE INDICES
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961021158910010310099111117117122111108988476807454473010411510610210410610094939494981009594929097991019997
ECONOMIC TRENDS
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-15.1 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2021
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2021
GDP, current
21 497
38 444
50 066
-
GDP per capita, current US$
4 630
7 695
7 824
-
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
2.69
7.98
0.58
-15.14
Current account balance, % of GDP
-12.78
-19.64
-17.06
(e) -7.61
Exchange rate (/US$)
1 507.500
1 507.500
1 507.500
1 507.500
GDP by expenditure in 2020
(as % of total GDP)
95.815.715.426.853.695.815.715.426.853.6
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+0.1 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2021
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2021
FDI inflows
3 321.49
3 708.38
2 159.29
273.06
FDI outflows
715.50
486.83
660.21
65.50
Personal remittances, % of GDP
22.91
17.98
14.98
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
6 298.47 409.96 978.07 061.97 605.77 480.87 190.87 566.66 671.26 877.56 914.17 558.17 180.65 769.25 202.24 924.35 591.44 743.02731 3061 3612 6582 5222 5682 1592 8632 6613 1113 1373 7084 3794 0023 3763 1323 3212 4842 8601 3361 454993FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Balance, % of GDP
-15.86
(e) -25.14
(e) -22.31
-
Balance, % of imports
-20.65
(e) -32.70
(e) -36.75
-
Normalized balance
-0.115
(e) -0.195
(e) -0.225
-
Trade openness²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
358992949499106111113129129139173150144138
LIVING AREA
Population by living area in 2021
(% of population)
Urban
89%Urban 89%Rural
11%Rural 11%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.009 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2021
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2021
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
238
159
170
182
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2006 = 100 for China)
..
26.33
36.48
43.15
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
949 000
1 130 000
..
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
1.84
7.11
0.82
0.55
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
3.26
2.79
2.25
3.04
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
..
..
..
..
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
e
Estimated.
q
Estimated. Data refers to 2020.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 20 October 2022